Ephesus – Pamukkale – Aphrodisias – Didyma - Miletus - Priene Tour /4 Days

Ephesus – Pamukkale – Aphrodisias – Didyma - Miletus - Priene Tour /4 Days

Tour Code : EN-034
Tour Code : EN-034
Ephesus – Pamukkale – Aphrodisias – Didyma - Miletus - Priene Tour /4 Days

Early morning flight to Izmir Airport. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the Izmir Airport and you’ll start your tour of the day right away.  First, we’ll drive to Ephesus ( approx. 1 hr ), and start our tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Here, we’ll see Curetes Street and the ruins of the 25,000-capacity Grand Theater, the State Agora, the magnificent Celsus Library, Odeon, Temesos, Prytaneion, Magnesia Gate, Grotto of the Seven Sleepers, and the Harbor of Ephesus. 
After our visit, we’ll take a lunch break at a local restaurant and visit the Temple of Artemis, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Our next stop will be the House of the Virgin Mary, a Christian pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary spent her last years. 
At the end of the tour, we will visit local leather wear factory stores in the area. Arrival and overnight stay in Kuşadası. ( Breakfast - Dinner )

After breakfast, we’ll depart for Pamukkale, the most magnificent city of Ionia via Aphrodisias (approx. 270 km). Upon arrival, we will visit the ancient Aphrodisias, named after Aphrodite, whom we know as the goddess of love and beauty in mythology. The Aphrodisias Temple, which still survives today, was used as a temple during the Roman period and was later turned into a Christian basilica. We will admire the magnificent Aphrodisias Temple, the 30,000-seat stadium, the Roman bath, the Odeon, and the Ancient Theater of Aphrodisias.

We’ll continue on our way to Pamukkale, which means cotton castle due to its famous white travertines. In Hierapolis, we’ll see the Martyrium of Apostle Philip where he was martyred during the persecutions ordered by Domitian, ancient city ruins including the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Way, Grand Theatre, the Nymphaion, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium, and the Necropolis. Afterward, we’ll enjoy walking on the white travertines.  
We will have lunch in a local restaurant. Free time in the thermal pool or the Ancient Cleopatra Pools (not included).
Afterward, we’ll depart for Kuşadası. Dinner and overnight stay in Kuşadası. ( Breakfast - Dinner )

Today, we will visit some ancient Ionian cities. The Greeks (Ionians) who migrated to the Aegean Region after the attacks of the Dorian Tribe in Northern Greece in 1000 BC, took refuge in the Aegean region. The Ionians, who fled from Greece and the islands, mixed with the Lelegs, Carians, and Lydians living in the region.
And today, we will visit 3 legendary Ionian cities. 
First, we will visit Priene. The ancient city of Priene, which was established 2500 years ago at the foot of the Mykale Mountain, was a port city at that time. There are many works of art and architecture belonging to the ancient Greek period such as the marble streets laying parallel to each other and water channels. The Priene Theater and the Temple of Athena Polias were built by Alexander the Great as a gift. 
After a 20 km ride, we will visit the Miletos ruins. We will see the ancient theater with a capacity of 15,000, the Miletos Museum, the Temple of Serapis, and the Faustina Bath, built by Marcus Aurelius in the name of his wife. There is a 20 km-long sacred marble road between the Temple of Serapis in Miletos and the Temple of Apollo in Didim. Miletos people used to go to the temple of Apollo for pilgrimage and religious rituals through this holy path. Then, we will continue on our way towards Didyma (30 km).
Nowadays, Didyma is a tourism center thanks to its golden sand beach. The Temple of Apollo built in 600 BC here was a sacred religious center in ancient times. We will visit the temple that features magnificent marble columns.

Afterward, we’ll have a lunch break at a local restaurant and return to Kuşadası to visit the Caravanserai and the Pigeon Island and enjoy shopping in the local bazaar.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kuşadası. ( Breakfast - Dinner )

Free time until your transfer to the Izmir Airport. You’ll have a private transfer from the hotel to Izmir Airport and a flight to returning airport.  (Breakfast)

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We can create a tour program on your request and offer an itinerary that suits your personal, educational, cultural, and budgetary requirements. Please contact us with your requests.

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Price includes

3-night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast

3 dinners

 Entrance fees as per  the itinerary

Experienced and professional tour guide

Nonsmoking, air conditioned vehicle with experienced driver

All parking, highway, bridge fees 

All tours in the program

VAT and city tax

Price Excludes

Personal expenses

Beverages at lunch and dinners

Domestic flight ticket

Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Meals other than specified

Hotel minibar and other expenses

Optional tours

Tips for the driver and guide

HOTELS

Gold Package Hotels 
Kusadasi  (3)     - Charisma De Luxe 5*

Standard Package Hotels 
Kusadasi (3)      - Derici 4*

Note; Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, reservations are made in similar hotels.

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Prices Include
-  3-night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
-  3 dinners
-  Entrance fees as per  the itinerary
-  Experienced and professional tour guide
-  Nonsmoking, air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver
-  All parking, highway, bridge fees 
-  All tours in the program
-  VAT and city tax

Prices Exclude
- Personal expenses
- Beverages at lunch and dinners
-  İzmir return domestic flight in Economy Class
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Meals other than specified
- Hotel minibar and other expenses
- Optional tours
- Tips for the driver and guide

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Cancellation Policy  
- For cancellations made 30 days before the tour, 100% refund. ( Except for the % 15 Service Charge, Flight ticket, mandatory expenses, and Bank Commission,)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission, and mandatory expenses )
- For cancellations made 14 – 11 days before the tour, 30% refund.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 10 days before the tour. %100 Penalty applied.

Remarks
- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise,
  similar hotels are booked.  
- In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes in the tour program. 
- The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.  
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
   cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps. 
- You are required to wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoat, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.  
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid the crowds.  
- You will need to have your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.

HIGHLIGHTS

 Kuşadası 
Ephesus
Artemis Temple
House of the Virgin Mary
Fountain of Trajan
Scholastica Basilica
Temple of Hadrian
Roman Latrines
Octagon
Brothel
Hadrian’s Gate
Temple of Serapis
Commercial Agora
Marble Road
Ephesus Theater
Theatre Gymnasium
Arcadian Street
Harbour Baths
Harbour Gymnasium
The Double Church
Ephesus Stadium
Aphrodisias
Hierapolis
Pamukkale
Priene
Miletos
Didyma
Apollo Temple



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  • Tour Code : EN-034
  • Duration : 4 Days
  • Start : Antalya
  • End : Kuşadası
  • formaciones : All year round
  • Transfer : Vehicle and Aircraft
  • Distance : 720 Km
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